Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Be A Diamond Blog Hop with a bag full of diamonds

Have you had fun so far on the Diamond blog hop?
I am always a sucker for blog hops and of course when my blogging friends host I almost always jump on it and join the fun!
This was announced in February by Carol at Just let me quilt
Then I put it on my calendar and kind of forgot about it for a while, when I DID remember about it, I was thinking about revamping one of my patterns and 
I have one in my etsy store called "A Bag full of diamonds"
and I have it listed for half price now  at $4.50 instead of $9 :) 

I wrote the pattern for half yards but then I wanted to use this FQ sampler from Connecting threads called Country Fair
and instead of using half yards I used this and shuffled things around and made 20 blocks
and then added the side strips (they are different widths)

Then i got the idea to twist and turn the blocks and it gave the quilt a completely different look!
I put the blocks sideways on the design wall because my wall is kind of long sideways but short, with a quilt like this, it doesn't matter how it looks on the wall before finishing the top.

Then I sewed it together
It measures 48" x 60"
I didn't think I'd have time to quilt it but I did!
(oops flipped it for the picture, but there's really no up or down on this one)
Here I also used my backdrop and photography lights, even though I still use photoshop to adjust, the color overall is much better and "even"
 Since the prints are mostly floral I quilted a large flower and leaves all over it

I found a red floral that was long enough, about 2yds but since the top was 48" wide I just added a green and white print stripe down the middle and then a solid green/teal for the binding



Thanks to Carol for hosting this hop!

Here's the rest of the participants if you haven't visited them already


26 comments:

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

I like how it looks with the blocks turned different ways, great job!

Stitchin At Home said...

A wonderful quilt, I like the blocks turned it adds movement to the quilt.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Very nice, Bea...an interesting quilt

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Lovely!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Cute quilt. Love the fabrics.

Carol S. said...

What a fun and beautiful quilt. It's amazing how different it looks in the other fabrics. This is a perfect diamond quilt...love it! Thanks for hopping with us, Bea!

Quilter Kathy said...

A fun pattern and lovely fabrics... just beautiful and sparkly like diamonds should be :)

Calicojoan said...

Cute design!

Kathleen said...

Fun twist to your pattern! Love it when you can change things up and I do love the elongated diamond shape.

Vasudha said...

Great pattern and your new layout adds so much interest.

For the love of geese said...

Very nice, dont you love it when a plan comes together?

Needled Mom said...

That's a fun layout for the diamond blocks.

tink's mom said...

Great quilt. It is amazing how color and block orientation can change up a quilt's final look. Both versions of your pattern are terrific.

Karrin Hurd said...

Cute project!

Anna brown said...

Very very nifty tytyty for sharing and the colors you picked are so prong like.... happyness04431@yahoo.com

Sharon said...

Sew cute! Thanks for sharing!

Vicki in MN said...

That turned out just sweet as can be!

tubakk said...

A fun quilt that can even be used for Christmas.

Cynthia's Creating Ark said...

Love your fabrics for this project. The quilt is fantastic.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

That's a great quilt. Glad you were able to find time to quilt it.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What a unique diamond design! Looks like a marquise cut. Thanks for offering your pattern at half price for the Hop!!

Carla said...

It's a fun design, Bea. The colors could be Christmas too. Your diamonds are so unique and the turning the blocks gives it that wow factor.

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Fun quilt. I really like the way you turned the blocks!

Carol said...

Cool quilt! I like the arrangements of the blocks and the way you quilted it.

Susan said...

Very interesting quilt - I like that you rotated the blocks for added interest

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

What a fun design. This version should be called Christmas Diamonds! Love it.